Nevertheless the cultural relativism
could contribute to an effective application of general principles of human rights contained in international declarations and treaties to particular situations of each society, characterised by a specific culture.
arguments on both cultural relativism
and universalism before finally
He sees multiculturalism as entailing an overemphasis on cultural relativism
and difference that is divisive, prevents moral consensus, and creates individual mosaic fragments.
, political correctness, modern art and music, the nonsense that passes for 'lit-crit' in universities, and what passes for education of the young, are all symptoms of life led amidst the ruins of a dead civilisation.
human cognition") to a form of cultural relativism
While the book's focus is practical--how to "globalize" democracy, and how to make globalization more democratic--Gould does not shy away from hard theoretical questions, such as the relentless debate over cultural relativism
, as well as less-often tackled issues of "embodied politics" and women's rights, and the relationship between terrorism and democracy.
And you realize that the great advantage of cultural relativism
is that it renders argument impossible.
Moreover, much of this cultural relativism
holds that these family forms are rooted in African tribal beliefs and practices regarding the central importance of extended family (Herskovits, 1938; Nobles, 1978; Sudarkasa, 1997).
Their actions have had many consequences - the advent of multiculturalism, positive discrimination and cultural relativism
However, Radhika Coomarswamy, in her 2002 report as Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, takes a more balanced approach, wanting to recognise the motivations behind why the tensions between the universal and cultural relativism
approaches to human rights are played out in the everyday lives of millions of women throughout the globe.
This belief is being challenged by apostles of cultural relativism
who refuse to accept that such rights exist.
It's ironic that these people who accuse others of cultural relativism
are now engaging in this great scientific relativism," said Eliza Byard, deputy executive director of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network.